The Christmas season is officially in full swing! While our house often competes with the Griswold’s as to how many light bulbs can be squeezed in a certain square foot space, I wanted to come up with a less flashy Christmas decoration.
The log deer are made entirely out of reclaimed resources, other than the optional burlap tail. The bigger set below are from logs that I chainsawed from a dead tree, and the logs above were cut with a saw since they were smaller in diameter. The legs and neck are made from bamboo that I dried last year and cut with a miter saw, and the antlers are out of small branches found in the woods. To secure everything, I drilled holes with spade bits that were slightly larger than the bamboo and branches. The bamboo and branches fit snugly in place with a bit of liquid nails on each to make each deer strong enough to withstand being indoors or outdoors. A sprig of holly from the holly tree in my backyard is the final touch.
Log deer sale: $19 each, or $35 per pair